Do you have a will?

Stifler's - posted on 02/09/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I was reading my Facebook this morning and someone was going on about Godparents. I never had Godparents and my son doesn't have any and all these people were saying how their kid has 3 and 4 Godparents. Anyway it got me thinking... I DON'T EVEN HAVE A WILL.

Do you have a will? Have you not even thought about it? Have your kids got Godparents? Are Godparents necessary?

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Merry - posted on 02/09/2011

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No will, no godparents.
Want to, but don't know how to go about the will, and don't have a good choice of godparents......
I guess we just can't die!

LaCi - posted on 02/09/2011

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I'll worry about having a will when I actually have something of value. If we both kick the bucket at the same time he'll end up with his grandparents. I mean, that's just kind of how things go, closest relatives and such-and that's who I'd WANT to have my kid. If there were a lot of family members who would end up in court battling for custody or something, then I would feel the need to write it down. There just aren't.

Bonnie - posted on 02/09/2011

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I don't have a will yet. When we were talking with a lawyer when we bought a house 2 years ago, the lawyer asked if we had a will because of course he can help with that and make more money off of us. We both looked at eachother, smiled, and said no. We don't want to go there yet. Although we should probably think that way really soon. It's important and you never know when you may need it.

My husband and I have Godparents and so do our kids. I would say they are necessary. If something were to God forbid happen we want our kids to know they have a Godmother and Godfather who will stand up and take care of them. Of course if they don't have Godparents just anyone in the family can step up and care for them, but this way we are at ease knowing and it is set in stone.

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Yes, we have a will; we've always had one. I can't imagine not being able to take care of things if I pass away. My son could end up in a very bad situation.



Our son has "God Parents" but they are just close friends, they don't have a big impact in his life while we are alive. I chose them because we share the same parenting style and values, they are financially able and willing to take him on (although he does have a financial plan in the will), they are young, so more likely to be able to parent longer than our own parents, and we trust them. Should they pass away as well, the will stipulates joint custody between both sets of grand parents, but I would like to avoid that because they tend to spoil him and I don't want him to grow up completely unprepared for life, also, they are on very fixed incomes as retirees.



I've always thought wills were very important, I don't understand why so many people don't have them. They are very easy to maintain--ours is just kept on file with our lawyer and we call if we need to make a change. He makes the changes then we just stop by to sign it and have it witnessed.

Angela - posted on 02/09/2011

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I never had God Parents,but there great to have.
My Boyfriend and I have thought about wriitng up a will indicating that if anything were to happen to us,who would take care of our Daughter...I just think its something great to have.

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I don't have a will. At one point I wrote up my own.... just a little thing listing people that I'd like to take the kids.

I have no need for a will at the moment though. I own absolutely nothing that is worth anything and if I die.... my ex gets the kids whether I like it or not. If he dies before I do.... then I'll get a will.

Lady Heather - posted on 02/09/2011

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I am ashamed to say we do not yet. We had planned on doing it right away and then it kept getting pushed back and pushed back. I'm planning to get it done next month after I talk to my brother and sister in law about taking Freja if need be.

I am a godmother to my cousin's little boy but that doesn't mean I get him if she and her husband pass away. I think that only applies in some churches. I'm just responsible for helping with spiritual guidance (HA).

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